Blandy's Alvada Madeira 5 year old 500ml
Both the modern packaging and the new style of Alvada 5 Year Old Madeira have been designed with contemporary tastes in mind. It is virtually unheard of for a Madeira wine to be blended from two of the classic grape varieties. But in order to provide something new for existing Madeira drinkers and to tempt new drinkers on board, Alvada combines Malmsey for its classic richness and Bual for its subtle dry fruit and apricot notes. The result? Alvada retains the rich opulence of traditional Madeira yet lifts it with a fresh twist. The contemporary palate confirms the first impressions of the stylish, new packaging.
Wine AdvocateMade from 50% Bual and 50% Malmsey, the non-vintage Alvada 5-Year-Old has a deep auburn/mahogany color. It has a precise, tightly wound bouquet of molasses, walnut and smoke that unfurls nicely in the glass. The palate is understated on the entry but builds towards a spicy, walnut-tinged finish with a long peppery aftertaste. This serves as a satisfying introduction to Madeira. All the 5-Year-Old Madeira is aged in cask for the requisite period.
Wine SpectatorThis offers a mix of dried white fruit flavors and forest floors notes that carry a smoky essence. Creamy and sweet on the finish. Bual and Malmsey. Drink now through 2020
Wine EnthusiastAmber-colored, with a green tinge to the rim, this is a medium-weight, not-terribly-sweet Madeira imbued with flavors of walnuts and dried figs. Lots of acidity on the finish.
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